Details and analysis about various policies
ContextSince the BJP-led NDA government came to power in 2014, it has actively pursued the cause of a free-market economy, starting withlabour reforms, dilution of land acquisition safeguards, coal deregulation and insurance reforms. All these moves correspond toproviding a better climate for the corporates. Advisors to the BJP-led NDA government are of the opinion that India is a marketeconomy and that there is no place for planning in it.
Part I: Macro Overview
Part II: The Budget’s Adverse Impact on Middle-class and Poor
Part III: The Budget’s Impact on Equality, Equity and Social Change
Part IV: The Budget’s Impact on Vulnerable and Marginalized Section
Part V: The Budget’s Impact on Environment
The highlights of the 'Union Budget 2015-16: Pre-Budget Analyses' includes Macro-Economic Concerns in India, Inaction on the Policy Front: All Talk and No Action, Anti-People Economic Policies; Dismantling UPA Flagship Programmes and the Role of the Union Government in Progressive National Socio-Economic Transformation and People’s Demands, Concerns and Expectations.
Prof. Romila Thapar (Third Nikhil Chakravarti Memorial lecture delivered on 26 October 2014) said, “The ultimate success of a democracy requires that the society be secular. By this I mean a society that goes beyond the co-existence of all religions; a society whose members have equal social and economic rights as citizens, and can exercise these rights irrespective of their religion; a society that is free from control by religious organisations in the activities related to these rights; a society where there is freedom to belong to any or no religion.
Worldwide, 210 million women become pregnant every year, of which 42 million women faced with unwanted or unplanned pregnancy, terminate their pregnancy voluntarily. According to WHO data 20 million abortion (nearly half) are unsafe. Ninety five per cent of unsafe abortion takes place in developing countries.1 In India, there is no data on unsafe abortion after 2002-03.
The Indian Institutes of Information Technology Bill, 2013 was introduced in the Lok Sabha on March 18, 2013 by the Minister of Human Resource Development, Mr. M.M. Pallam Raju. Under the NDA government The Indian Institutes of Information Technology (IIIT) Bill, 2014 was introduced by the Minister of Human Resource Development, Ms. Smriti Zubin Irani, in the Lok Sabha on August 12, 2014.
PART I : Need For GST in India: UPA Initiative The effort to introduce GST in India for the first time was seen in the UPA regime in 2006-2007 Union Budget speech made by the then Finance minister P. Chitambaram stating that there is a national level consensus on introducing GST. He further stated that GST will be introduced on 1April 2010. The Empowered Committee of State Finance Ministers agreed to work with the Central Government to prepare a roadmap for introducing a national level GST with effect from 1st April 2010.
For more than three decades, after India’s independence, the basic legislation relating to motor vehicles remained the pre independence era Motor Vehicles Act, 1939(4 of 1939). Taking into account the changes in road transport technology, pattern of passenger and freight movement, development of the road network in the country, improved techniques in the motor vehicles management as well as the recommendations of various expert committees the Parliament passed The Motor Vehicles Act, 1988(59 of 1988).